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SAT Vocabulary 2021

This hot SAT words list is selected from mainstream English medium and based on popular topics of 2021, which is an express supplement to enhance SAT vocabulary skills. Each word has examples and contexts. It helps very much to master new words precisely.

Meanwhile, we include previous SAT vocabulary 2019-2020 in this page, and add more example sentences originated from classic books.

To meet with diverse requirements of SAT test-takers, we also recommend below 3 SAT lists to study on demand, which can sharpen your reading and writing vocabulary skill especially.

Common SAT Vocabulary : 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
Hard SAT Words : 1  2  3  4  5
SAT Essay Vocabulary : 1  2


Recent Added SAT Words:
zing
plod
inaugural
compose
jockey
tab
algorithm
intuition
encompass
photosynthesis
neoantigen
rejuvenate
algorithm   Speak
n. a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations, especially by a computer
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amputation   Speak
n. the action of surgically cutting off a limb
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approach   Speak
v. speak to (someone) for the first time about something, typically with a proposal or request
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biennale   Speak
n. a large art exhibition or music festival, especially one held every two years
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canine   Speak
a. relating to or resembling a dog or dogs
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catalog   Speak
n. a complete list of items, typically one in alphabetical or other systematic order
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come a long way   Speak
v. make significant progress
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compose   Speak
v. to form by putting together
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disentangle   Speak
v. separate things that have become joined or confused
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disinformation   Speak
n. false information which is intended to mislead
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empirical   Speak
a. based on or verifiable by experience rather than theory or pure logic
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encompass   Speak
v. surround and have or hold within
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entail   Speak
v. involve something as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence
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genetic blueprint   Speak
n. a gene map, or a genome map
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inaugural   Speak
a. marking a beginning
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intuition   Speak
n. the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning
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jockey   Speak
v. struggle by every available means to gain or achieve something
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lean into   Speak
v. pursue some task or activity with great effort
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lesion   Speak
n. a region in an organ or tissue which has suffered damage through injury or disease
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metastasize   Speak
v. spread to other parts of the body and cause tumors to grow there.
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microcosm   Speak
n. a small place, society, or situation that has the same characteristics as something much larger
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miss out on   Speak
v. lose the chance or opportunity to do or experience something
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neoantigen   Speak
n. a new protein that forms on cancer cells when certain mutations occur in tumor DNA
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nontradable   Speak
a. not traded internationally, such as services where the demander and producer must be in the same location
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olfactory   Speak
a. relating to the sense of smell
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overrun   Speak
n. a finishing time or a cost that continues past an intended limit
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pathogen   Speak
n. a bacterium, virus, or other microorganisms that can cause disease
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periphery   Speak
n. the outer limits or edge of an area or object
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photosynthesis   Speak
n. the process by which green plants use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water
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plod   Speak
v. walk doggedly and slowly with heavy steps
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prone   Speak
a. likely to suffer from, do, or experience something, typically something regrettable or unwelcome
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prosthetic   Speak
n. an artificial body part
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rejuvenate   Speak
v. give new energy or vigor to; revitalize
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salience   Speak
n. the fact of being important to or connected with what is happening or being discussed
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savor   Speak
v. enjoy food or an experience slowly, in order to enjoy it as much as possible
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sow discord   Speak
v. say and do things that cause distrust among one another
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stigma   Speak
n. a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person
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strive   Speak
v. make great efforts to achieve or obtain something
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tab   Speak
v. exploit or draw a supply from
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tackle   Speak
v. make determined efforts to deal with
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tease out   Speak
v. try to get information or understand a meaning that is hidden or not clear
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triage   Speak
n. (in medical use) the assignment of degrees of urgency to decide the order of treatment
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uplift   Speak
v. raise the level of; improve
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zing   Speak
v. move rapidly, making a high-pitched ringing or whining noise
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SAT Vocabulary 2019-2020
acoustic  Speak
relating to sound or the sense of hearing
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bear no resemblance  Speak
not be similar to someone or something else
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bout  Speak
a short period of intense activity of a specified kind, outbreak
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brace  Speak
support an object in order to stop it from falling down
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come under fire  Speak
be criticized, be attacked with guns
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complacency  Speak
a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements
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constituent  Speak
a member of an electoral district
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cozy up  Speak
attain or try to attain familiarity, friendship, or intimacy
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creaky  Speak
bad in some way because it is old or old-fashioned
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cull  Speak
kill the weaker or selective animals in a group in order to reduce their numbers
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culminate  Speak
reach a climax or point of highest development
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destabilize  Speak
upset the stability of; cause unrest in
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dire  Speak
extremely serious or urgent
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disruptive  Speak
causing or tending to cause disorder or trouble
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draconian  Speak
excessively harsh and severe
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drop shipper  Speak
agent, distributor, or retailer who earns a commission on orders passed on to the manufacturer or original supplier
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en route  Speak
during the course of a journey; on the way
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enshrine  Speak
place a revered or precious object in an appropriate receptacle
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flout  Speak
openly disregard a rule, law or convention
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frenzied  Speak
wildly excited or uncontrolled
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grim  Speak
causing feelings of sadness or worry, gloomy or depressing
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grubby  Speak
dirty; grimy
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grueling  Speak
extremely tiring and demanding
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haptic  Speak
relating to the sense of touch
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ill-timed  Speak
occurring at or planned for an unsuitable time
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incursion  Speak
an invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one
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influencer  Speak
a person or thing that influences another
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infringe   Speak
actively break the terms of a law or agreement
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knock off  Speak
a copy that sells for less than the original
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laud  Speak
praise highly, especially in a public context
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lock down  Speak
confine of prisoners to their cells, typically after an escape or to regain control during a riot
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low-yield  Speak
used to describe investments that do not pay much income
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makeshift  Speak
serving as a temporary substitute; sufficient for the time being
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mink  Speak
a small animal with valuable fur that is used to make expensive coats, or the fur from this animal
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misstep  Speak
a clumsy or badly judged step
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mutate  Speak
change or cause to change in form or nature
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only to  Speak
to highlight an upsetting, disappointing, or unpleasant action that occurred after something else
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parlor  Speak
a sitting room in a private house
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personnel  Speak
people employed in an organization to undertake such as military service
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phony  Speak
a fraudulent person or thing
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prime-time  Speak
regularly occurring time at which a television audience is expected to be greatest
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purportedly  Speak
as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so
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quarantine  Speak
impose isolation on
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rallying cry  Speak
people join together to support an idea, cause, etc.
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reincarnation  Speak
the rebirth of a soul in a new body
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repatriate  Speak
send someone back to their own country
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respiratory  Speak
relating to breathing
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rowdy  Speak
noisy and disorderly
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secession  Speak
action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body
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sedition  Speak
conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch
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skirmish  Speak
an episode of irregular fighting, especially between small parts of armies or fleets
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smirk  Speak
smile in an irritatingly conceited or silly way
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smugly  Speak
in a way that shows excessive satisfaction or pride in oneself
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spearhead  Speak
lead an attack or movement
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spill  Speak
spread profusely or beyond bounds
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sport  Speak
wear or display
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strain  Speak
a severe or excessive demand on the strength, resources, or abilities of someone or something
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stroll  Speak
walk in a leisurely way
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stunned  Speak
so shocked that one is temporarily unable to react; astonished
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subversion  Speak
undermining of the power and authority of an established system or institution
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surreptitious  Speak
kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of
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to heart's content  Speak
as much or as often as you like
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tome  Speak
a book, especially a large, heavy, scholarly one
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vaccinate  Speak
treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease
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vilification  Speak
abusively disparaging speech or writing
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wind up  Speak
conclude or finish something
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